Principal Lecturer and Head of Department

Worcester, Worcestershire (GB)
£51,034 to £59,135 pa
11 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2019
Ref: SP1906 - 4131
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Principal Lecturer in Criminology OR Principal Lecturer in Criminology (Teaching) AND Head of Department (Department of Violence Prevention, Forensic Psychology and Criminology)

£51,034 to £59,135 pa with opportunity to progress to £62,727 pa

Duration: Permanent Principal Lecturer and three-year appointment as Head of Department 

This is an exciting time for an experienced and student-focussed Criminologist to join the School of Psychology and the newly created Department of Violence Prevention, Forensic Psychology and Criminology. Violence prevention, Forensic Psychology and Criminology have a long-standing tradition at the University, and interdisciplinarity lies at the heart of our newest department. We are looking to appoint an ambitious Criminologist who can provide strong leadership to Department staff and courses in Criminology, whilst working as an active member of the School Management Team to deliver the School strategic and operational delivery plan. 

This newly created post is reflective of our commitment to continued investment in Criminology and the growth potential of courses (undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD) sitting within the Department. We are looking to appoint a Criminologist who has the vision and aptitude to collegiately build our new Department and shares are commitment to providing an outstanding student experience. 

We have built, and continue to build, a research and teaching community with our students, and are committed to working in partnership with our students and our alumni. We are driven by the values of respect, inclusivity and professionalism and are looking for a colleague who shares our values, passion for teaching, and our commitment to providing the highest quality student experience, to join us.

For an informal discussion with Dr Tim Jones, Head of School, please contact Rachel James on

Ref: SP1906 - 4131 

Closing date: 10 December 2019.

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